Ten-Years Ago (01-June-2008) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park: Broad-tailed Hummingbird.

Male Broad-tailed Hummingbird marking its territory at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec).

Broad-tailed Hummingbird Marking Its Territory at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Marking Its Territory at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (06-January-2008) — Colorado

Gone to See America 2008: Wintertime in Rocky Mountain National Park.

One of the benefits when I was working part-time (two weeks a month) in Boulder, Colorado was that Rocky Mountain National Park was only an hour drive. I got to see and take pictures in the park during all four seasons. A winter storm was approaching, so I only spent a few hours in the park.

Lone Tree with a Winter Storm Approaching. Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lone Tree with a Winter Storm Approaching. Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)


Ten-Years Ago (19-December-2007) — Colorado

Morning in Boulder: Colorful Clouds and Panorama

I got permission to get onto the roof of the Sirna facility in Boulder to take pictures. I had been planning to do a panorama for some time, and saw some colorful clouds developing. I got up to the roof in time and got the picture. I also noticed an interesting sign (someone working there apparently thought they were “God”). By the time that I got the images for the Boulder Flatirons panorama the colors were gone, and the light had gone flat.

Colorful Dawn Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 38 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 38 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Roof of the Sirna Facility in Boulder at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 18 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Roof of the Sirna Facility in Boulder at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 18 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Panorama of the Mountains and Flatirons from Boulder. Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Early Morning Panorama of the Mountains and Flatirons from Boulder. Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite created using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (04-December-2007) — Colorado

Boulder: Evening Storm Clouds

This was the second night in a row that we had unique storm clouds at sunset.

Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)
Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)